Monday, January 25th, 2021

DHS funds target wireless device intrusions

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Bastille Networks has secured a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) pact to address unwanted wireless device intrusions.

Through the Phase 5 Other Transaction Agreement (OTA), the Atlanta, Georgia-based Internet of Things (IoT) technology company would continue work with DHS, using software defined radios and machine learning technology to passively monitor the electromagnetic spectrum for wireless device emissions.

“Bastille has developed a technology that fills high priority capability gaps as identified by DHS operational users,” Ron McNeal, SVIP transition director, said. “Their ability to solicit feedback from users and adapt their technology shows an understanding of what it takes to transition these much-needed capabilities to the government.”

Authorities indicated Bastille’s self-contained mobile solution system fits into several types of protective cases for mobile deployments, adding the Flyaway Kit can detect and locate all cellular, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, and Wi-Fi devices operating within an area up to 3,000-square-feet, such as a conference room, tent site, remote office, hotel room or speaking location.

“While Bastille Networks is selling their permanent system developed under SVIP to other government agencies – their ability to understand DHS’ evolving needs and quickly develop a mobile capability will enable transition of this much-needed technology to DHS in the future,” SVIP Managing Director Melissa Oh said.